Here we will learn how to install or setup iOS xcode development environment, requirements to setup iOS xcode environment, install iOS xcode development environment from apple app store or install iOS xcode from apple website.
For development of iOS applications, we need to install Xcode editor, its apple integrated development environment (IDE). The Xcode editor is the primary development tool for any type of apple platforms like OSX Software’s, iPhones App, Mac, etc.
The requirement of the Xcode editor is that we should have minimum Apple Laptop or Mac Computer for development of iOS application. We can download Xcode editor from Apple website or Apple app store and this editor is completely free we don’t need to pay anything for Apple.
In case if you want download Xcode from Apple app store open the app store in system and search for Xcode in search bar and download it. Following is the screenshot which shows how to search Xcode and download from app store.
In case if you want to download the Xcode from website, we need to sign up the Apple Developer Program which is free and download the Xcode editor but remember when we are going to publish our application Apple will charge 99$.
Once we sign up in Apple website with Apple account and go to the Downloads section and download the Xcode Editor. Use this Download Xcode Editor URL to login and download Xcode editor.
If you open and login to the apple website by using above URL go to the downloads section, you will find Xcode editor to download like as shown below
After download click on Xcode.dmg file just drag the Xcode and drop into the Application folder like as shown below and our Xcode installation will take 2 to 3 minutes.
In next chapters we will see how to use installed Xcode editor to create iOS applications.